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Why Boeing Contract Has Implications For The Middle Class

Boeing's deal with machinists severely cuts back retirement and health benefits — concessions workers accepted to keep Boeing manufacturing its latest jetliner in the Seattle area. To talk about the broader implications for the middle class, David Greene talks to journalist Hedrick Smith about his OpEd in this week's Los Angeles Times.
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Union Complains About Dallas Police Chief's Twitter Posts

In Dallas, the city's police chief likes to post things on Twitter. And among the things he is posting are the names of the officers and other employees he has recently fired. The police officers union is complaining about the practice, which started as a way to increase transparency.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Faces Traffic Jam Scandal

Uncovered emails and text messages link Gov. Chris Christie's administration to a scandal involving the closing of lanes leading to the country's most traveled bridge. It snarled traffic for days. The emails add evidence to claims from state Democrats that the closure was political retribution for a mayor who did not endorse Christie for re-election.
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Study: Mass Shootings Are On The Rise Across U.S.

David Greene talks to criminologist J. Pete Blair of Texas State University, and Terry Nichols of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center, about a new study showing a dramatic increase in mass shootings in the U.S. since 2008.
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Edward Snowden 'Did The Crime, He Should Do The Time'

There's been a vigorous debate over the fate of Edward Snowden, who leaked classified details about the activities of the National Security Agency. Some believe he started an important debate over privacy and security. David Greene talks to former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker, who believes having that debate so openly is dangerous.
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Manufacturers At CES Offer More In Home Automation

The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this week. Renee Montagne talks to tech journalist Rich Jaroslovsky about the push to put WiFi in everything imaginable, from crockpots to stoves.
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Blending Red Wine With Porter Ale: A Crossover Beer Worth The Buzz?

Two of mankind's oldest beverages are being mashed together in a new generation of brews. These beer-wine blends, boasting layered, complex flavors, are part of a broader trend of experimentation, as craft brewers seek to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.
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The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet

Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But critics say it also has trained consumers to value convenience over flavor and has dulled knowledge of where food comes from.
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Loehmann's To Liquidate; Macy's Cuts Jobs In Reorganization

Going-out-of-business sales will begin Thursday at 93 Loehmann's stores. And on Wednesday, Macy's Inc. announced 2,500 employees will be laid off.
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Ease Up On 'No Tolerance' Policies, U.S. Agencies Tell Schools

A move by the Education and Justice departments comes after years of complaints from civil rights groups and others who say the policies are ineffective and take an unfair toll on minorities.

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